A Dick Cheney and George W. Bush reunion was slated for Thursday’s unveiling of a marble bust of the former vice president in the U.S. Capitol.
The bust, unveiled in the Capitol Visitor Center’s Emancipation Hall, is part of a long tradition of placing busts of ex-vice presidents in the Capitol. Vice presidents preside over the Senate, where they have a tie-breaking vote.
Roll Call put the cost of crafting the bust at around $50,000.
Cheney’s wife Lynne officially unveiled the bust:
Lynne Cheney unveils bust of former VP Cheney, as he looks on. pic.twitter.com/LaGjFIvxkr
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 3, 2015
In case you were wondering, the marble bust of VP Cheney is NOT, I repeat NOT, scowling: pic.twitter.com/e9CWpmEZ7d
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) December 3, 2015
Cheney notes his bust is done before @AlGore‘s. “It may be that I’m easier to carve into stone.”
— Ed O’Keefe (@edatpost) December 3, 2015
Close-up of Dick Cheney bust. pic.twitter.com/ILfbsOh0Kz
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) December 3, 2015
Watch video of the bust being unveiled, via CSPAN:
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 3, 2015